Wesleyan Home Page
WesMaps Home Page
Course Search by CID
Academic Year 2005/2006
Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies
RELI 398 SP
The Majors Colloquium is designed to teach us how to reflect critically upon the theories, methods, and discourses that constitute the academic study of religion. We will be concerned, chiefly, with current studies in
and in the history of religions; philology and the interpretation of texts, including classics and the bible; philosophy of religion and theology; anthropology, cultural studies, and feminist theory. Our task is to
and assess how scholars of religion make critical judgments. And so, since the building blocks of argumentation remain constant--definitions, classifications, data, and explanations--we will seek to identify and
each scholar's principles of selection, means of description, stipulation of evidence, use of comparative categories, and methods and models of argumentation.
Smith, J.Z., RELATING RELIGION
McCutcheon, R., DISCIPLINE OF RELIGION
Kripal, J., ROADS OF EXCESS
Keller, C. FACE OF THE DEEP
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Frequent short papers and a final essay, intensively literate participation in class discussion.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This is a required course for religion majors, is LIMITED TO THEM, and is to be taken in one's junior year. This course fulfills a "Critical Disciplines" requirement for the department major.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Zwelling,Jeremy
- Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE355;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- SR. major: 5 Jr. major: 15
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email
Copyright Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459